Your marriage has gotten to the turning point, and you feel like there is no other alternative than a divorce. This is a situation that no married couple envisions as they stare at each other up on the altar on their wedding day. Choosing to get a divorce is not as simple as making a quick phone call to get the paperwork going. As a couple, you must decide which path you want to take with your divorce, because once you dive into the nitty gritty of a divorce in court, there is no turning back. Although you and your spouse may be in a rocky point of your relationship, consider all options that you have when handling your divorce. If you live in Minnesota, partnering with the law firm Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, PLLC, is a great way to keep your options open when it comes to your divorce.
Don’t Let Things Escalate
If you and your separated spouse act on your emotions, poor decisions can be made. Feelings of anger, jealousy and sadness are very powerful emotions that can quickly take over a situation. Time and time again, we see individuals come to our firm with only one divorce route in mind, hiring an attorney and heading straight to court. Although there are times that the courtroom is appropriate for a divorce, divorce mediation is another alternative that may save you money and heartache. Especially when children are involved, the courtroom may not be the best route for your divorce.
When To Use Mediation
Lisa Kallemeyn, our family law attorney at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, PLLC, specializes in offering divorce mediation to individuals across Minnesota. Divorce cases handled through the court system can cost anywhere between $10,000 and $100,000. Imagine the financial strain that you would have to deal with on top of the whirlwind of emotions you are managing. Trying mediation first sets a common understanding that you are willing to work with your separated spouse. Often times by you showing respect and understanding, your separated spouse may agree to engage in mediation as well. Rather than going to war in the courtroom, Lisa Kallemeyn can offer an unbiased table where both sides are able to speak their mind calmly and respectfully. If decisions cannot be made during mediation, the alternative is the courtroom.
When To Use The Courtroom
Plain and simple, there are times when only the courtroom is the appropriate venue for your divorce. If you are dealing with things such as abuse, neglect, cheating, stealing, threats, or not being able to see your children, then immediately hiring a lawyer should be your number one priority. Lisa Kallemeyn can support you as a lawyer in the courtroom as well.
The tone you set with your divorce from the start will determine the path that you head down. If you live in Minnesota, consult with Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, PLLC to determine if mediation or a divorce in the courtroom is the right path for you. Give us a call today at (763) 427-5131 to set up an appointment with Lisa Kallemeyn.